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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Yellow Jacket & Distressed Jeans

I am loving this yellow jacket that's found a new lease of life in my wardrobe. It's an older one from M&S and now that neon is so on trend and I've got this great scarf from TK Maxx with a splash of yellow in it, I find myself wearing it lots lately. It's a great anti-dote to the rubbish weather as well. Cheers me up to wear it and hopefully does the same to others...either that or it hurts their eyes a bit as it's actually way brighter in RL... 
Yellow Jacket - Limited Collection @ M&S (Similar here & here)
Scarf - TK Maxx (similar here & here - omg I've found MORE scarves I want!)
Distressed Jeans - Maison Scotch (similar here & here)
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - M&S (not *that* similar but navy boots are hard to come by!)
Navy Top - Dorothy Perkins (similar)
White Vest - Primark (similar)
The jeans were a total bargain. If you're in Belfast, head upstairs in Benetton on the Lisburn Road to see if they are still selling off Harrison AW12 stock. I picked up these Maison Scotch distressed skinny jeans for £30. Down from £120. There were a few pairs left in stock. Stunning quality and the absolute perfect fit for a pear. They go up and over my hips and are narrower at the waist. No gaping waistband and no belt needed! 

And here's what was underneath - kept it a bit more subtle to counteract the yellow!
I'm so sorry for not looking at the camera in any of these shots. More drama at the back door. Suffice to say, these were the best of a bad lot. 
Why can't I be like Kendi and Wendy...with their photographic husbands/lovers clicking away with top of the range SLR cameras and a lens for every occasion. Encouraging, experienced with actual photographic qualifications/training. Ensuring they get THE best shot of their beautiful subject. 
No, I get a 4 year old at the back door with a battered HTC phone. 


Actually, considering that, they're not bad photos really...

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23 comments

  1. YAY for Avril bringing the sunshine!! The jacket is great! x

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  2. You look so fab in this jacket! It goes amazing with the scarf & jeans! The weather is shocking here atm! :( Ax

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    1. Oh well, I don't feel so bad about our weather then. Hope it warms up soon for us all xx

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  3. You don't need a fancy camera Avril - your photos are great...... and all the more interesting for being taken by your gorgeous kids! Keeping it real! Xx LOVE the yellow jacket....have a bit of envy with anything yellow :) x

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    1. Aw, thank you for saying that. Sometimes you forget that people like to see a real life blog. Ok - I'll not fire them yet but will still keep looking out for a photographer boyfriend on the side! haha X

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  4. I'd choose the kids pics any day- what a fab job! X

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    1. Aw, thank you Fiona - I guess I'll keep them then...bless their little cotton socks! Ax

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  5. Avril this is one of my favourite looks on you ever, I LOVE these jeans!! Did you get them very recently? Tempeted to go have a look for them as I love the distressed colour. Loving this jacket too, I really want a less formal yellow jacket as my H&M one is dressy and I want to wear it all the time.

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    1. Thank you Trea - I got them about 2 weeks ago. I saw a sign in the window on Friday that the sale was still on. GET IN THERE!! Ax

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  6. I love the jeans but I have to say I do have a bit of a soft spot for Maison Scotch clothing - they are lovely. I'm so jealous - £30 - any size 27's left? I thought it was a bit of a different look for you having the distressed jeans. This is new territory for you. Rips next?

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    1. And I like your pics - it's real. It's why I followed you in the first place. I want to see what real women wear. At least you have a photographer - it's just me and my Canon Ixus.

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    2. Aw...thank you. There were only 28's left as far as I remember. I'll ask Trea to have a look if she goes in or I might be able to have a look tomorrow. Kids dependent! And yes - I'm getting very brave with my jeans these days...boyfriend, distressed...but I draw the line at rips. What WOULD Helen say! Ax

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  7. Love the jacket; such a great colour and definitely what's needed to cheer everyone up during grey days. I agree with Trea. I think this is one of my favourite looks on you as well.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen - you're too kind x

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  8. I have a jacket in the same colour, it was from Wallis some years ago, I must get it out with this lovely weather we are having xx

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    1. Do indeed - it would be a great colour on you too. Ax

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  9. Absolutely LOVE this outfit - everything about it - jacket, scarf, jeans, boots, you etc etc - love love love

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  10. I LOVE those jeans and the colour of your jacket x

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  11. Firstly, because your blog is so real, it appeals to women like me everywhere. The fact that it is real life, makes it all the more endearing........ please don't change a thing! p.s. lovely to see that ray of sunshine jacket on you too! xx

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    1. You are so kind - and you are so right too! Thank you for reminding me that it keeps it real....I'm getting high-falooting ideas from all those other blogs. haha! Ax

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  12. Avril that yellow coat looks so good on you, the colour is perfect, love it x

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